No matter where you are in this grate land of Australia you need communications in case of emergency or just to keep in contact. Off grid travelers should think about High Frequency radio (HF) as a viable method  of making a call for assistance or emergency contact for help in the instant required, which could be life saving. Sat Phones have there place and there draw backs, like if you break down in the middle of nowhere who are you going to call, with hf radio it is like having a party line to get help out to you. There are a number of HF radio networks like Austravel Saftey Network

“A HF radio connected to the Austravel Saftey Network provides more than just wide area communications. For example piece of mind for your family safety and a sense of community by being able to chat to others while travelling are just a few of the benifits.  Austravel covers distances Australia wide way beyond the limits of the telcos.  We have modern connective services to friends and family mobile phones”

Austravel Saftey Network have 6 bases around Australia. Austravel Saftey Network provides more than just wide area communications. For example piece of mind for your family safety and a sense of community by being able to chat to others while travelling are just a few of the benifits.  Austravel covers distances Australia wide way beyond the limits of the telcos.

To get on the air you will need a radio;

The Barrett 4050 transceiver can be controlled from all major mobile and desktop platforms. The Barrett 4050 remote control app supports iOS, Android and Windows devices for wireless voice and radio control.

  • Advanced fully software-defined architecture
  • Intuitive and user-friendly touch-screen
  • IP Connectivity
  • Wireless operation via iOS, Android & Windows devices
  • USB connection for transceiver programming and key fill
  • Multi-Language software interface
  • Digital Voice and Secure Digital Voice
  • On-board high-speed data transmission waveforms
  • Detachable wired and wireless control head connectivity
  • Up to 150W transmit power
  • Superior receiver performance
  • Low current consumption
  • 2G & 3G Automatic Link Establishment (ALE)
  • GPS Push option